View Single Post
  #4   Report Post  
Posted to rec.woodworking
George E. Cawthon
Posts: n/a
Default How deep into the wood should a screw go?


Just a quick question and forgive me if it annoys you, how deep into
the wood should a screw go? A 1/3 of the width of the wood? 2/3s?

Thanks and many regards.

You mean thickness? The standard solution is the
screw should be 3 times as long as the thickness
of wood piece it hold. Often not an option.

Maybe you are asking how deep can you screw it
without a bulge in the wood. If so, and you drill
pilot holes, the screw tip should stop about 1/8"
to 1/4" from the wood surface that is visible and
to be finished.